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#1 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted December 28, 2012 - 12:05 PM

We've had our 24' above ground pool for about 15 years now, and I decided I'm finished with all the work it takes to maintain one.  I had already pumped it down to about 4" deep, so about an hour ago I started wrecking it.  Good thing I took it down anyway, as the base ring was just about rusted away, and rusted bad around the skimmer attachment point.  I will be glad not to have to mess with this thing any more.  Still kinda sad to see it go due to memories of the kids having so much fun over the years in it, but they're grown & the pool hardly ever got used.  

   Word of warning to anyone thinking about getting a pool.........DON'T!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Posted December 28, 2012 - 12:22 PM

Good Advice! I have been dragging my feet on that idea for a couple years now. The Wife wants to set one up in the backyard for the grandkids. Your reinforcing my resolve.



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 12:25 PM

   Word of warning to anyone thinking about getting a pool.........DON'T!!!!!!!!!!!

Mom and Dad had one when I was a kid, I don't want one now.  I have done my time cleaning the pool. 



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 12:31 PM

pools top the list of things I would not take for free. I have been offered a few "If want to haul it off, you can have it", I always decline. Same goes with hot tubs ,horses and boats. GTs are a different story!


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Posted December 28, 2012 - 12:34 PM

My Grandson Case would have loved it by this summer, but the pool also could have been dangerous even with the ladder put away.  He's already getting very good at climbing & he's not quite 3yrs old.  It's just not worth the risk.  We watch him like a hawk, but it worried me still.

  They're almost like a boat as far as expense, and fun verses work rate.



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 12:48 PM

Had For a few years and I wont have another one. If I need one wally world sells a little kit for under $400, its disposable and last a few years.



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 12:53 PM

I have a round fiberglass bottom from a cow feeder tank that I will fill for Case to cool off in this summer.  It is almost 2' deep and about 6' across, so it'll make a great pool for a little guy, and not so much hassle to deal with.



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 01:21 PM

i bought one of the steel stock tanks for the kids yrs back. I think its abot 2' x 8', had a drain cock on the side. We havent used it for a while, but it was nice when we did.



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 01:28 PM

Wow, I have little problem maintaining my pool.  My only problem is the trees have grown taller over the years and it doesn't get enough sun to warm up a lot.  I don't find it much work or expense at all.



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 01:33 PM

Me either.  We have a 33x18' pool and it really doesn't take too much to maintain, in fact I often enjoy getting in after mowing the lawn on a hot summer day. 



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 02:31 PM

My dad had an above ground pool, and I didn't mind doing the cleaning and maintenance.  The thing is that I like to dive into ten feet of water, so if I'm giving up a big chunk of yard space I'm getting an in-ground pool.  Of course I can't afford an in-ground pool, so I'm not getting a pool at all.  I have been known to drive my tractor through the sprinkler though.



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 02:36 PM

Have one of those big blow up things....No real hassle, the grandkids and my wife likes it...I am not much of a water baby



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 03:15 PM

Daniel, you indeed removed the pool, no doubt.  I see that you also cleverly installed the redneck mud pit just like the one I saw on Honey Boo Boo.   :rolling:

 

 

Two best days of boat owner ship, the day you buy it and the day you sell it.

 

It seems to apply to pools too.  The day it's installed and the day it's decommissioned. 



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 03:27 PM

Now you gotta put some rails up where the pool used to be to keep folks from stepping off the edge of the deck.


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Posted December 28, 2012 - 03:40 PM

   Word of warning to anyone thinking about getting a pool.........DON'T!!!!!!!!!!!

We had an in-ground at our home before we bought this place and built the house.  I swore I would never have another one.  It's not the cost, it's the work involved.  We have a hot tub now and it's good on the old bones (heavy on the old) and not much trouble.






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